City Council Bill To Compel 10¢ Charge For Disposable Grocery Bags

A bill sponsored by Council Members Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn), and Margaret Chin (D- Manhattan) will be introduced today that would charge New Yorkers 10 cents per grocery bag, a bill that forces the cost on the consumer unless they choose to bring reusable bags, like those pictured above.

“New Yorkers use 1 billion disposable, single-use plastic bags every year. It costs the city a lot of money, winds up in trees, clogs up storm drains, and messes up the recycling plants,”  said Councilman Lander.  “Cities across the country have shown that by using a very modest incentive, the vast majority of people will bring a reusable bag when shopping.”

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